Skip to comments.Kerry Promises Bush Delivers
Posted on 10/02/2004 2:32:45 PM PDT by wagglebee
John Kerry is one smooth operator. In the first debate between President Bush and the Senator, Kerry was winsome, calm, well-spoken and semi-believable. Its hard to admit, but from a style standpoint, Kerry beat Bush.
Kerrys Queer Eye for the Democratic Guy handlers must have been giddy. His botoxed and over-tanned hide coupled with his freshly manicured fingers and his adept ability to verbally cross his ts and dot his Is made for slick political theater. Im sure it duly impressed the private schoolies in TV la-la-land and possibly swayed some swing voters who are moved by such oratorical and ocular obfuscation.
Bush was Bush. If you were looking for television eye candy and Demosthenes-like diatribe from President Bush during the first debate, you were disappointed. He was his typical to-the-point self: fish or cut bait. After spending a full day in my great state of Florida, visiting hurricane victims [while Kerry was getting all gussied up with his manicurist], Bush looked semi-bored and perturbed with this debate with JFK, too.
He just couldnt shed the Why are you bothering me while Im trying to run this nation and fight a war, you pathetically over-primped Yankee? look on his face. It was reminiscent of how my champion pit bulls looked with yawning contempt at our neighbors over-quaffed, perfumed and manicured yapping Yorkies.
Let me help any P.C. folks not from Texas understand my fellow Texan, George W. Bush. When a Texan feels hes around a weasel, its hard to keep those feelings from contorting his face and wearing his patience very thin.
Even though Bush couldve been a tad more TV-friendly, Kerrys craft wasnt enough to cause me to have temporary amnesia. Kerrys applaudable Clintonesque ability to make love to the camera wasnt sufficient to make me mentally white out his two decade long senatorial voting history and believe now that he is the decisive tough guy that hes trying to pawn off on the public.
It is just too difficult for me to accept as gospel that he will do anything different militarily as president, from what he has talked about during his long hiatus as a Senator.
One has to do mental gymnastics to square Kerrys past, anti-defense Senate voting record with his present John Kerry, Terrorist Slayer sales job. With such an abysmal defense record, coupled with his insistence were in the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time and the war in Iraq is a grand diversion, I dont hear strong leader.
Kerrys disses our allies, is dismissive towards the necessity of China helping de-nuke North Korea, and drips syrup whining that we mimic the French and Germans in walking abreast with the feckless U.N., in order to defend our land and theirs, for Gods sake! -- against terrorism. JFK, too, is a very articulate yet very confused wannabe skipper, who seems less like John F. Kennedy and more like Neville Chamberlain.
Bush on the other hand, as a war time president, has
1. Stamped out Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
2. The Afghanis are having free elections for the first time, ever, with 10 million voters of whom 41% are women.
3. Osama bin Laden, who if not already dead, is squatting in a cave somewhere changing cell phones and laptops every 17 minutes because we are after him like nail polish on Kerrys finger nails.
4. 75% of the worlds top terrorist thugs are in jail ... or hell.
5. Saddam Hussein is in prison awaiting his trial and execution.
6. Udai and Qusai, his demented sons, are slow-roasting on Lucifers smoker.
7. Elections will be held in Iraq in January.
8. Libya has sent all the elements of its WMD programs, lock, stock and poison to America for safe destruction.
9. Saudi Arabia has organized the first [municipal] elections in its 80 year history.
10. The sons of Libyas and Egypts dictators have both foresworn any interest in succeeding their fathers.
11. And, most recently, Syria at last decreasing its armed forces in Lebanon and pledging, once again, to close down terrorist operations in their country.
My ClashPoint is this: in the woulda-shoulda-coulda realm sure, Bush could have pounced more forcefully on Kerrys misinformation regarding:
1. the supposed [but non-existent] loss of support among military officials;
2. Saddams clear and dangerous support of Al Qaeda and several other terror groups;
3. his vote against the 87 Billion for body armor and other critical funding programs;
4. his endless flip-flops on liberating Iraq and the policy of preemption;
5. his flat out lie that he never called Bush a liar;
6. his nonsense that Saddams capture has made us less secure;
7. his insisting that just because the French and Germans arent with us, we dont have a coalition, despite more than 30 nations in our multinational force and providing training and security aid to assure a free Iraq.
But for whatever reason the President let the metrosexual candidate slide a bit. Sure, Kerry looked presidential and sounded presidential. But looks and sounds dont mean squat to terrorists. Decisive action does. Dealing out hell and death to the deserving does.
Its here that Bush blows Kerry away. Bush backs up his words: hell kill those who attempt to harm us and will not look to a feckless U.N. for a thumbs-up before he rains fire down on those who would kill us. With Kerry, all we have are promises coming from a premise that contradicts his current claims at their very core.
Sure, Kerry might have passed the TV dumb chick test. In the real, wartime world, where nations are at stake, that means jack squat. With dictators jailed, terrorist networks disbanded and those who remain scattered like lice around Fallujah, we know what Bush will do. It is highly suspect what Kerry will do.
JFK, toos promises, promises? No, thanks. Dubyas results, results? More of the same, please.
Why doesn't Bush talk about what Kerry's doing in the Senate?
Imagine if he was running against Daschle. It would be all about his obstructionism. Kerry has been a cohort to Daschle's in the senate.
Flip-flops and their implications are abstract. Vietnam is old history. Kerry's dispicable work in the senate is tangible, current, and relevent.
Bush better make these next two debates about Kerry's record, and not about "flip-flops". "Flip-flop" has been drained of all of its impact. Startling new revelations about Kerry's senate record would go much much further.
Bush is a DOER, while Kerry is a prevaricator.
The most effective con-artists are glib and believable, but they are still con-artists. Clinton educated America what kind of President we need in the time of war. Thanks Bill for being the bad example!
He does at that. And I love the headline--"Kerry Promises Bush Delivers"--would make a great bumpersticker!
"oratorical and ocular obfuscation. "
Exactly. Most voters are not used to hearing hoity-toity speech. Sounds like they are being talked down to. Bush is talking to real people in the audience.
When I was in co command, occassionally the 1st Sgt would say, "now stop using those college words on us, ma'am." He had a point. I started using a more down to earth discourse that I learned from my farmer-father . . . I was one of the troops, I might as well sound like one, too! ;)
OTOH, Kerry thinks it shows off his natural superiority . . .
Kerry Promises. BUSH DELIVERS!
Kerry hasn't initiated a single major policy initiative in his two decades in the Senate. Not a single one. Meanwhile, he's full of promises about what he's going to do. But, in my book, the roadmap to a man's future starts in his past. And Kerry has already shown that he's a do-nothing blowhard.
Sounds like bumper sticker material to me...
Giles thoroughly smokes Kerry and his Traveling Bullsh*t Show.
Chirac "looks" Presidential, too, but I wouldn't want him to run our country.
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